Daniel Nilsson | June 20, 2016 | Kent State University

New Face

Daniel Diaz Nilsson

Director, Academic Diversity Outreach and Development
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To manage and maintain the day-to-day operations of the Office of Diversity Outreach and Development in the College of Education, Health and Human Services on the Kent Campus. We are charged with the recruitment and retention of first-generation, underrepresented and minority students to Kent State University.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

October 2015

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The University of Akron

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I like the family atmosphere and the passion individuals have for student success.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

As a first-generation Hispanic college student, I wanted the opportunity to have a position dedicated to supporting underrepresented and minority students to gain access to college, graduate college and get a graduate degree.

RESIDES IN:

Akron, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Buffalo, New York

EDUCATION:

I studied early childhood education and student affairs administration at the University at Buffalo for my undergraduate and graduate programs respectively.

HOBBIES:

Running and training for marathons